Aperam publishes its Sustainability Report

aperamLuxembourg, 8 May 2013 – Aperam, a leading global producer of stainless and speciality steel, has published its second Sustainability Report today. The report outlines the Company’s sustainabiliy performance and its record and policies in areas such as safety, people, communities, environment, as well as the contribution of the Company’s products to society.

Aperam’s Sustainability Report adheres to the Global Reporting Initiative 3.1 guidelines. The Report has been assured by audit firm Deloitte with regards to compliance with this protocol, including selected performance data such as customer satisfaction surveys, lost time frequency incident rate, consumption of direct energy and direct CO2 emissions. This year’s Report highlights how Aperam responds with agility to the current uncertain economic environment through customer orientation, and how this approach contributes to the Company’s economic sustainability.

Aperam’s drive to reducing its carbon intensity is documented in this report, with, in particular, the recent adoption by the Company of an intensity reduction target of 35% by 2020 vs. 2007.

Philippe Darmayan, CEO of Aperam, commented: “We want our results to be measured not just in financial, marketing and operational terms, but also from the point of view of managing our business responsibly. Our objective is to align sustainaiblity practices with commercial and operational competitiveness”.

About Aperam

Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with operations in more than 30 countries. The business is organized in three divisions: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions and Alloys & Specialties.

Aperam has 2.5 million tonnes of flat stainless steel capacity in Brazil and Europe and is a leader in high value added niches – alloys and specialties. Aperam has a highly integrated distribution, processing and services network and a unique capability to produce stainless and specialty from low cost biomass (charcoal). Its industrial network is concentrated in six main plants located in Brazil, Belgium and France. Aperam has about 9,800 employees.

Aperam commits to operate in a responsible way with respect to health, safety and the well-being of its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment and of finite resources. In 2012, Aperam had revenues of USD 5.3 billion and shipments of 1.68 million tonnes.